Charles Klahm

Charles Klahm

Associate Professor


Department of Criminal Justice

Wayne State University

656 Walter Reuther Mall

Room 3253 FAB

Detroit, MI 48202

Curriculum Vitae

Charles Klahm

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Police decision-making
    Police use of force
    Media and crime
    Police hiring and selection processes
    Community perceptions of police

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Criminal Justice, June 2009
  • B.S., Northern Kentucky University, Sociology, December 2001

Selected Publications

Klahm, Charles, Benjamin Steiner, and Benjamin Meade. (2017). Assessing the Relationship Between Police Use of Force and Inmate Offending (rule violations). Crime & Delinquency, 63(3), 267-295.

Wu, Yuning, Charles Klahm, and Nada Atoui. (in press). Fear of Crime among Arab Americans in a Culture of Fear. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Klahm, Charles and Rob Tillyer. (2015). Rethinking the measurement of officer experience and its role in traffic stop searches. Police Quarterly, 18(4), 343-367.

Donovan, Kathleen and Charles Klahm (2015). The Role of Entertainment Media in Perceptions of Police Use of Force. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42(12), 1261-1281.

Currently Teaching

  • CRJ 3800 - Criminological Theories (Learning Community)

    CRJ 7230 - Policing and Society

Courses taught

CRJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ 3120 - Politics of the Criminal Justice Process

CRJ 3200 - Policing and Society

CRJ 3800 - Criminological Theories

CRJ 7230 - Policing and Society